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Albania | Tour & Beach Stay - 11 Days

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min $ 1015
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Tour details
Destinations: Albania
Guide language: English, Italian
Price: min $ 1015 — max $ 1129
Group size: min 2 — max 12
Duration: 11 days
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  • Itinerary
  • Included
  • Hightlights
  • Dates & prices

Itinerary

Tirane  2 nights
Day 1: Travel day & Tirana

Included meals: Dinner

Airport pick-up service available throughout the day (included).

Welcome to Albania! Get settled in the hotel and for those of you not too tired, there is a guided walking tour of the city center before dinner at a traditional restaurant in the evening.

Day 2: Kruja, Preza Castle & Durres

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Skanderbeg Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Roman Amphitheatre

We start our journey from Tirana, directly to the city of Kruja.
– Set off on a guided tour of Dollma Bektashi Teqe , the surroundings and the Castle itself, the Skanderbeg Museum and the National Ethnographic Museum.
– You will have free time to wander around the Old Bazaar, with beautiful cobblestone alleys and lovely old architecture.

Now we head for lunch in a restaurant in Preza Castle, with a tremendous view of the city and valley of Tirana and Kruja and Tirana International Airport. ( Fresh ingredients guaranteed ).

After lunch, we travel to Durrës for our last “digestive” stop.
– Set off on a guided tour of the City Walls, Byzantine Forum, Roman Thermal Baths, and the Amphitheater and enjoy the city’s street art around the ancient ruins.

Coffee break on top of the Venetian Tower before traveling to Tirana


Berat  1 night
Day 3: Berat (UNESCO) & Wine Tasting

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting
Included entrances: Castle, Onufri Museum, Local Guide

Transfer to Berat passing through suggestive hills full of olive trees.

Get settled in the hotel and set out for a guided tour with the local guide admiring the citadel / castle of Berat with the Red Mosque, recognized by its solitary minaret. The White Mosque, the Church of the Holy Trinity and the arched bridge of Gorica, built in 1780 are the other attractions that await you after the Castle.

Enjoy lunch with the city as the view and have free time wandering in the two main districts of Mangalem and Gorica.

Transfer in the afternoon to the scenic Alpeta Winery at the base of Mount Tomorri, among the rolling hills that surround the city. The tour of the facilities includes a complete view of the process of vinification and detailed explanations by a member of the family.

After the visit to the cellar and vineyard, guests are invited to share a glass of wine (2 for accuracy and 2 glasses of Raki) and exchange stories with a member of the family while enjoying a variety of homemade Albanian cheeses and locally grown olives.

Return to Berat and enjoy a free evening in the city.


Gjirokaster  1 night
Day 4: Sightseeing tour of Gjirokaster (UNESCO)

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included: Castle of Gjirokaster, Skenduli House, Local Guide

Transfer to Gjirokaster to discover the city of “a thousand steps”, driving through small villages.

Get settled in the hotel and head out for lunch in a small, local restaurant for a taste of the city’s authentic dishes. 

Step into Skenduli house, the nicest Ottoman tower house and listen to its history and details from the 10th generation of Skenduli family.
– Soak up to the rich history of the castle and enjoy the view of the “city of stone” from above.
– Pass by the Ottoman Bazaar and historic wooden houses and visit Gjirokastra Obelisk dedicated to the first school of Gjirokastra and enjoy the 360º view from there.


Dhermi  6 nights
Day 5: Blue Eye Spring, Butrint National Park (UNESCO) & Porto Palermo

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Included entrances: Blue Eye Spring, Archaeological Park of Butrint, On site – Guide

Travel to the Blue Eye and marvel at the spring’s shades of blue and nature around it.

Set off on a guided tour of Butrint National Park where a local guide explains 2500 years of history embedded in the Amphitheater, the castle, the churches and the Lion Gate.

Drive to Ksamil and enjoy a treat of a lunch at The Mussel House.

En route to the Dhermi Beach, explore the Ali Pasha Castle with your Tour Director. Marvel at the architecture and listen to entertaining legends about the man who build it, Ali Pashe Tepelena.


Beach Stay in Dhermi Beach | Day 6 – Day 10

Included meals: Breakfast

Tirane 1 night
Day 11: Tirane via Vlore

Included meals: Breakfast

On the road to Tirane, visit the city of Vlore. Hometown to the National Independence movement, visit the Flag Square with its Independence Monument right in the center, the Muradie Mosque and Vlore’s Lungomare.

Have a free afternoon in the capital of Albania – Tirana.

Day 12: Departure Day

Included meals: Breakfast

Please note that the airport drop off is not included on tour. If you want to include this service, you can book it during your reservation.

Included

– 11 nights in handpicked hotels/guesthouses
– Breakfast daily, 5 three-course meals and 1 Wine Tasting Tour
– Multilingual Tour Director
– Private deluxe motor coach
– All entrances mentioned in the program

Hightlights

– Everyday different, stunning, sun-kissed beaches
– The hypnotic spring of “Blue Eye”, UNESCO’s – Berat & Gjirokaster
– A stroll through Albanian history in Butrint and Lekursi Castle
– The fresh seafood in the Southern Coast and mind-relaxing sight in Llogara National Park

Dates & prices

2020 Tour Dates:

June 17 - € 890pp in a Double Room occupancy - € 225 Single Room addition

Jul 08 - € 990pp in a Double Room occupancy - € 300 Single Room addition 

Aug 8 & Aug 18 - € 990pp in a Double Room occupancy - € 345 Single Room addition

Sept 1 - € 890pp in a Double Room occupancy - € 225 Single Room addition

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Good Albania | Tour Operator & DMC
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